Virus scanner smartphone

Why nobody needs a virus killer on their smartphone

Virus scanners on the market, both Android and iPhone, are hugely popular with virus killers.

Over 280 virus killer out there for Android users and not much less for iPhone users. We explain why all these apps do not provide protection – they pretend to be a protection to convey a sense of security. The goal is to motivate the user to buy the app. However, protection is almost only the good conscience, because this is mostly about so-called bogus apps.

iPhones virus scanner

Apple does not allow a single app on iTunes, which would be close to a risk for the smartphone – in short: Any app that you install as an iPhone user from iTunes is already 100% secure.

Because every app developer has to have his app reviewed by Apple, which can take up to 6 weeks. And apps that do not conform to Apple’s guidelines are constantly being rejected. In addition, Apple has built all devices so that apps are treated separately from the rest of the system – the principle is called “sandboxing”. Thus, a malicious software has no way to influence the iPhone or make changes there. Apple prohibits even the virus killer access to system resources on the iPhone.

Even if you have installed a virus killer and the iPhone would be infected with a virus, so the virus killer can do nothing. Neither virus nor virus killer thus have no possibilities or rights to access other system resources of the iPhone. A search in relevant Internet forums and blogs can be read, that tens of thousands of people are looking for good virus killer for the iPhone … but there is not a single case about whether someone has actually been infected by a virus. So, the question arises, what manufacturers offer virus killer for the iPhone at all? Quite simply: There is a demand, so there are also apps for it – the virus killer on the iPhone have been created so to speak for show purposes and should ultimately move the user to buy the app.

Virus scanner on Android smartphones

At the Google I / O conference, security chief Adrian Ludwig of Google made it clear that 99 percent of all Android users do not benefit from anti-virus software.

True, virus scanners for Android systems are in vogue, but the discussion is overdone. Unlike iPhones, where the operating system is completely blocked from access and thus a virus can not install, there are still some ways Android, how a virus can find the system. However, these are extremely unlikely, so that viruses on Android system are virtually absent.

First of all, it can not be said that viruses can not install themselves through the Google Play platform because Google checks all apps thoroughly before they even get approved on the platform. Ultimately, however, the danger threatens when users download apps from third-party websites, or open email attachments that contain apps. While iPhone does not even allow such software, Android is a bit more permissive. Nevertheless, Android has provided with a very important security mechanism. Whether virus or not, each app must be manually approved by the user before it can access system resources. Anyone who accidentally installed a virus through unreliable sources on their Android smartphone would also have to manually release the virus and access the system resources with a hassle. This barrier makes the virus attack extremely rare. For this reason, there are very few to no virus programmers who focus on the Android operating system.

The cases of virus-infested Android smartphones are therefore countable on the hand. If you still want to be sure and doubt your own common sense, you can protect yourself against this extremely rare case with a virus killer. The big and reputed vendors like McAfee, Norton und Avira are already available in Their standard packages also provide additional protection for Android systems.


Top Antivirus Software Reviews of 2018:

Antivirus 2018 Which Antivirus Software Is the Best In 2018?

DigitalWelt reviewed the biggest antivirus companies of 2018. Every year our test results are different since new viruses are constantly coming into the market. Antivirus manufacturers have to stay up to date on the ever changing virus landscape, and provide users with adequate protection.


Norton Internet Security 2018 Review Norton Internet Security 2018 Review: Pros & Cons

How well does the new Norton Internet Security protect you? We’ve tested this antivirus software thoroughly for: virus coverage, usability and value for money. Here are the results of our review.


Norton Security Product Overview Norton Security 2018 Product Overview

What versions of Norton Security are the best and the worst? Norton Security 2018 offers 3 products. Depending on the number of devices, the consumer can choose between Standard, Deluxe or Premium. Find out about their virus protection and more information.


McAfee Antivirus Security McAfee Internet Security 2018

As one of the most experienced antivirus companies, McAfee is the market leader in protecting users from threats. We’ve completed a detailed review of the market leader: How does McAfee compare to other competitors and did it pass our tests?


Avira Antivirus Test Avira Antivirus 2018 Review

This virus killer is considered one of the best in the world. In the U.S., almost everyone knows of Avira’s antivirus program. But what is behind this impressive reputation? We discovered some interesting facts you should know.


Avast Internet Security Avast Internet Security 2018: Advantages & Disadvantages

We reviewed Avast in it’s entirety in 2018. Despite the somewhat high price, it is one of the best antivirus software on the market.

Antivirus Videos

AVG Internet Security Review Video

Avast Antivirus Review Review

McAfeeAntivirus Antivirus Review

BullGuard Internet Security Review

All about antivirus:

Free antivirus for smartphones Virus scanner for smartphones: absolute nonsense?

Should you install antivirus software on your smartphone? Is it really just a waste of time and money? Are these apps just a rip off? We investigated these questions by analyzing whether viruses can sneak into smartphones or not.


Free Antivirus for 0 Dollars Free Virus Protection: Is it worth installing?

Is free antivirus software actually just free advertising tools for antivirus companies? With constant promotional pop-ups and updates, it’s no wonder why some users think this way. If antivirus software is free, where is the catch? To put it simple: It is no longer about the virus protection itself, but something completely different.

Articles and stories about computer viruses:

Firewall cONNECTION eSTABLISHED

A kafkaesque short story written by William Sen from the book Firewall. It’s about a brightly colored suit that doesn’t match the general appearance of the workers… but, read for yourself what this all means!


Virus Programmer The Life of a Virus Programmer

Why do people actually program a virus? Is it a hobby or are financial intentions behind it? Martin F. is a true virus programmer and tells us why he pursues this hobby. Hackers like him are the reason why we need antivirus protection.


Computer Virus The first computer virus in the world was alive!

In the 1980s, a group of young hackers programmed the world’s first computer virus. The virus had no bad intentions, was quite harmless, and destroyed nothing. But the virus had discovered its own existence: it was alive!


Hackertales: VirusVIRUS – Based on a true story from the book Hackertales

‘Virus’ is based on the true story from the bestselling book ‘Hackertales’. It’s about a young virus programmer who got himself into trouble with what once started as a fun project.